Natures Sunshine Products Inc

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NATR : NASDAQ : Consumer Goods
$11.81 up 0.34 | 2.96%
Today's Range: 11.38 - 11.90
Avg. Daily Volume: 20,900
07/28/16 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis


NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.91 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.07% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)82.483.88
EBITDA ($mil)3.296.33
EBIT ($mil)2.125.33
Net Income ($mil)2.075.67


Balance Sheet Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)48.2252.63
Total Assets ($mil)210.48198.3
Total Debt ($mil)7.530.35
Equity ($mil)134.42129.15


Profitability Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Gross Profit Margin74.775.1
EBITDA Margin3.997.54
Operating Margin2.576.35
Sales Turnover1.541.8
Return on Assets5.263.03
Return on Equity7.6510.91
Debt Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Current Ratio1.772.12
Debt/Capital0.050.0
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0


Share Data Q1 FY16 Q1 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)18.7218.71
Div / share0.10.1
EPS0.110.22
Book value / share7.186.9
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume20839.019053.0

Valuation


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 27.33 for the Personal Products industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.05. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.56 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.81 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 20.17. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NATR 22.02 Peers 27.33   NATR 14.99 Peers 16.16

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

NATR is trading at a discount to its peers.

 

Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

NATR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
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premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NATR NA Peers 21.40   NATR NA Peers 1.94

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
NATR 1.56 Peers 20.17   NATR -34.62 Peers -19.06

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, NATR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
NATR 0.65 Peers 2.25   NATR -9.41 Peers 1.24

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NATR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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